In an age before the recording of time, when the nations of the world were one, when the Earth was known by a different name, the planet suffered under the genocidal rule of the Scourge. Avatars of War, Death, Plague, and Famine, they struck as dark gods with unheralded violence, bringing all races of the world to heel. Now, elves, terrans, centaurs, and every other dominant race of the planet now faces extinction as the genocidal machine of the Scourge shows no signs of slowing down.
Enter Sephtis Thanatos, an elven refugee who appears to be hiding with the last alliance; a rag tag group hoping to find the strength within each other to challenge the nigh-omnipotent Scourge. But Sephtis is no elf, nor is he a refugee. In truth, he is the Avatar of Death, a member of the Scourge sent to infiltrate the Last Alliance to gauge its strength. But so many years of living amongst those who once tormented has caused his allegiance to sway. Unable to live with the guilt of his actions, he attempts the unthinkable.
Rescued from damnation by the Elven goddess Asarra, Sephtis at last gains the truth about his origins and is presented a choice; forsake his origin, his power, and his destiny for a chance to be with the woman he loves, or become who he was meant to be, and forsake her forever.
Against the backdrop of humanity's last days and the rise of a new, terrible power, Death itself will make a fateful choice that has everlasting consequences not just for the Last Alliance, but for all time and the universe itself.
About the Author
Avery K. Tingle was born in Northern California. After a tumultuous childhood, he spent eleven years homeless, wandering across the continental United States. Heavily influenced by mainstream comic books, animation, and video games, he began his writing career with the hopes of advancing the interactive narrative. After achieving mild success as a freelance writer, he turned his hand to creative fiction. Universal Warrior is his attempt to comprehend the world's various religions and mythologies, a story that stretches from the beginning of time to the end of the world. Universal Warrior: The Ring of Asarra is his first novella for the paid market.
In his spare time, he enjoys video games, martial arts, football, and comic books. He is a strong advocate of gender equality and an end to domestic violence.